Volvo Group’s survey to aid driver shortage report

Volvo Group Australia president Peter Voorhoeve is asking transport professionals to partake in a 10 minute on-line survey to examine the reasons behind the current driver shortage

Volvo Group’s survey to aid driver shortage report
Volvo Group Australia president and ceo Peter Voorhoeve is asking participants in Australia's road transport sector to take a 10-minute on-line survey


In a bid to analyse the problems of truck driver availability and image in Australia, the Volvo Group has gone to the heart of the matter, seeking feedback from those involved in the road transport industry.

In a personal request, Volvo Group Australia president and CEO Peter Voorhoeve has posted an on-line 10-minute questionnaire which will form part of the group’s report into the issue. The survey needs to be completed by April 26.

"It has been two and a half years since I arrived in Australia to become the President of Volvo Group Australia," Voorhoeve says.

"During this time I’ve become increasingly aware that transport operators may soon face a qualified driver shortage – especially given that the transport task is predicted to double between 2010 and 2030.

"With an aging driver population, if this statistic proves to be correct, the shortage of qualified drivers will not only affect transport operators, but also Australian society in general.

"Without drivers who will transport fruit, vegetables, general freight, mail etc to ensure they eventually arrive in family homes?" he asks.

"I have commissioned a study to understand the extent of this problem and to explore what could be done to assist with this.

"I would value your personal contribution to this study – which will take just 10 minutes of your time.

"It’s important to me that my communications to the broader community, and any actions that we take, are truly representative of the Australian transport community.

"So I am appealing for your help – to ensure that your experiences and your ideas are reflected in this study," Voorhoeve says.

"The full report will be presented at the annual Volvo Group Australia Media Conference in the first week of May."

To partake in the 10-minute on-line survey, click on the link before April 26:

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